Why we chose the Blizzard Zero G LT: Lightweight and efficient
Lengths (cm): 164, 171, 178
Sidecut (mm): 108 / 80 / 94 (171 cm)
Radius: 21m (171 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber
Weight (per ski): 1,040g
The Zero G range from Blizzard has quickly become a favourite for ski mountaineers and ski tourers alike. They’ve consistently featured within our buyers’ guides and, in the case of the Zero G 95, they’ve even skied from the summit of Lhotse.
Now, for the 22/23 season, Blizzard are bringing this level of lightweight performance to a pair of ski mountaineering planks with an 80 mm waist in the all-new Blizzard Zero G LT. They’re a pair of touring skis that have seen further weight reduction to create Blizzard’s answer to the sub-1,000 gram ski category.
Blizzard Zero G LT Construction
The heart of any Zero G ski is, of course, that signature Carbon Drive L.T laminate. This is essentially a carbon fibre laminate that’s been developed to provide unidirectional flex an to give strong torsional strength. It’s all about that but also about not being so stiff that the skis become unforgiving. Particularly reassuring when you consider the low weight of the skis (extremely stiff lightweight skis is a bit of a recipe for a ski deflection nightmare).
“The heart of any Zero G ski is, of course, that signature Carbon Drive L.T laminate”
Blizzard has then combined this carbon laminate with their ‘Trueblend Tour’ woodcore; essentially the touring-specific version of their interesting core construction method. In this case, Trueblend utilises two different densities of wood core (paulownia and poplar) materials in certain areas of the ski.